Side Effects of Binovum

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There are a number of side effects that have been associated with Binovum and most women do not encounter any of them during their time on the pill. However, there is a chance that you could be affected by certain side effects and some are more common than others. If you do experience side effects of the pill, they will usually arise in the first few months of the pill and will disappear as your body gets used to the pill. However, the more uncommon side effects should be reported to a doctor and so should side effects that persist for a long period of time.

Common side effects

The most common side effect is headaches. This affects more than 1 in 10 women who are on the pill. Headaches are a nuisance but if they become severe and long lasting, you need to see a doctor. Other common side effects that affect approximately 1 in 100 women are nausea, bloating, acne, sore breasts, swollen hands or feet and depression or feeling aggravated.

Uncommon side effects

Side effects that affect fewer than 1 in 100 women include painful breasts, rashes or patches of dark skin, hair loss or even hair growth, mood changes and migraines. If you have never experienced a migraine before or if it is unusual, you must contact your doctor. You may also experience weight changes, change in your libido, vomiting, thrush or bleeding irregularities. Some times you don’t experience a withdrawal bleed and as long as you have taken the pill correctly, it is unlikely that you will be pregnant. However, if you miss more than two, it is best to contact your doctor.

Serious side effects

If you notice any of the following side effects it is important that you contact your doctor straight away as they could be signs of a complication such as breast cancer or blood clots and you will need to be examined. They are very rare but there is a chance that you could be affected by these side effects whilst on the pill.

If you experience chest pains, weakness/numbness on one side of your body, severe headaches, changes in eyesight or slurred speech, these might be signs of a heart attack or a stroke so get medical help immediately.

If you notice swelling in your legs, chest pain, difficulty in breathing or change in vision, these may be indicative of blood clots so you should seek medical assistance. It is also important that you visit your doctor if you notice a lump in your breast, changes in the nipple or a change in the skin. These could be symptoms of breast cancer.

There are other serious side effects that you should not ignore and let your doctor know about. These include jaundice, which is yellowing of the skin, high blood pressure, pain in your abdomen or swelling lumps on your face, tongue and throat called hives. The latter could be an allergic reaction so you need to make sure that it is ok for you to take the pill.

Other side effects of Binovum

There are a number of other side effects that have been linked to Binovum and their frequency is not known. Sometimes you may experience vaginal problems, oily skin, gallstones or raised blood sugar levels. There is also a slight chance of blisters appearing on the skin. Any of these side effects should be reported to your doctor.

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